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7.3.3 Minimum Requirements for Evaluation for Appointment with Tenure

Approved by Academic Council, Faculty, Administration, Revised and approved by Academic Council and Administration on May 13, 2010

A candidate for tenure must hold the rank of assistant professor or higher, and must have an earned doctorate or terminal degree in the field of specialization, and taking into account growth and development, a sustained record of high quality teaching in the areas of academic responsibility, and, in the judgment of the faculty, the dean, and the Provost, a sustained record of high quality scholarly or artistic achievements in the field of academic appointment. A candidate without an earned doctorate or terminal degree must have equivalent educational or professional experience in the area of instructional responsibility, and the recommendation for tenure must contain a statement of this equivalence. Unless prior written exception has been granted by the Provost, a candidate must have taught for a probationary period of at least six full-time years in one or more accredited four year colleges or universities, with four of these at the University of the Pacific. An appointment with tenure cannot be acquired on the basis of years of service alone.